It’s May Day, so you know what that means!
Well, for most Americans in means just another day to meekly report to work and grovel for a paycheck (or a day to spend recovering from said groveling if you have Sundays off).
But in the rest of the world, and yes, even for some Americans, May Day belongs to the People. And this being Portland, of course there will be a rally.
May 1 has been the traditional day of international worker solidarity since 1890, when American and European workers held mass demonstrations to commemorate the May 1, 1886 U.S. general strike that won American workers the eight-hour day.
Today, from revolutionaries in Cairo, to protesters in Wisconsin, to day laborers in Portland, workers are continuing to struggle for their rights.
On May 1, 2011, join workers around the globe in celebrating International Workers’ Day with a march against the attacks on the working class and immigrants.
Join your fellow citizens for a fair (2pm), rally (3pm), and march (4pm) Sunday, May 1 2011 in the South Park Blocks (SW Park Ave & Salmon).
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